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Event: A Visit to Mars, August 4, 2010. Washington, DC

Date and time: Wed., Aug. 4, 6:45 p.m. Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC. Cost: $25 Gen. Admission, $15 Member.

Mars Packing

How to Visit Mars without Leaving Earth

Science Writer Mary Roach speaks at an evening lecture to discuss her new book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. She describes how astronauts prepare for and endure their trips to space, what happens when you don’t walk on the ground for a year, and the overall experience of space simulations.

In an interview with Bill Thompson, host of the Eye on Books Web site, Roach takes you on a trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

Visit the Smithsonian Associate Program Website for more information and to purchase tickets online.

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